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Mon, Jul 11


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Utilizing a Simple 4 Step Method to Coach System Involved Youth

Robert Dousa

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Utilizing a Simple 4 Step Method to Coach System Involved Youth
Utilizing a Simple 4 Step Method to Coach System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Jul 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Robert Dousa

Training Description

One of the most significant challenges for those supporting system involved youth is to effectively engage youth and families and help them build constructive, transformational behaviors that are sustainable and lead to healthy community engagement and improved outcomes for system involved youth.

We will explore how to enhance our capacity to support system involved youth by exploring the 4 step Situational Leadership Coaching method and learning to use it to redirect their energy towards project development and increasing skills needed to self-advocate towards personal and occupational success. This approach will strengthen their child social and emotional development and wellbeing, as well as foster their resilience to be able to heal from traumatic events.

Practicing and sharing the methods outlined by this workshop will allow us to deepen our effectiveness with system-involved youth and their families while supporting them towards healthier lifestyles and will help change the culture of how we empower system involved youth.

Learning Objective

● Participants will learn and experience approaches that can foster alliance and engagement of system-involved youth and those that support them.

● Participants will explore the 4 steps of the Situational Leadership Coaching method including when to use them and how to use them when supporting system-involved youth.

● Participants will practice using the 4 step Situational Leadership coaching methods to increase their skills needed to effectively support system-involved youth to self-advocate towards leadership success with positive roles in their community.


10:00-10:05am  Sign-in and Introduction

10:05-10:20am  A sampling of approaches that foster the therapeutic alliance with system-involved youth.

10:20-11:00am  Explore how coaching works to redirect the system-involved youth’s energy towards skills development that strengthen one’s own protective factors as a  support strategy for helping individuals to change problematic behaviors.

11:00-11:50am  Learn how to apply the simple 4 step coaching methods to support system-involved youth towards personal and career success which will foster their resilience and help them heal from traumatic events.

11:50-12:00pm  Wrap Up & Evaluation

Meet Our Trainer

Mr. Robert Dousa is the founding Managing General Partner of Independent Strengths Building Consulting. This business includes: Individual Anger Management & Addictive Behavior Recovery Coaching, Conducting training of: Situational Leadership/Strengths-Based Life Skills Coaching, Brief Intervention & Motivational Interviewing, Drug, Anger Management, & Family interventions, Neuroscience-Based Leadership & Rapport Building, & Organizational Prevention Strategy Consultation, & Mandated Reporter Training for CA. Mr. Robert Dousa's full time position is the  Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs Program Manager of Intervention and Prevention for the Behavioral Health Department of the Oakland Unified School District, CA. This program includes managing the prevention and intervention of substance abuse of all tobacco, alcohol, and drugs from Oakland’s 85 public schools, K-12. Robert Dousa has served in this capacity for the Oakland Unified School District since 2005 and prior to that served as a substance abuse counselor in school districts in Alameda County, CA.

This course meets the qualifications for (2) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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